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Whose Pachyderm, Whole or Halved?

Frank L. Holt

in Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238817
eISBN:
9780520938786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238817.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The mystery of the elephant medallions consumed the energies of more and more investigations during the tumultuous twentieth century. In 1959, a third medallion finally came into public view. The ... More


Alexander the Great Defeats Darius III

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

After discussing the rise to power of Darius III, Diodorus extensively relates the first stages of the war between Alexander III the Great of Macedon and Darius III up to the Battle of Gaugamela. ... More


Darius’ Last Stand and the Collapse of Persian Resistance

Waldemar Heckel

in In the Path of Conquest: Resistance to Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190076689
eISBN:
9780197501146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076689.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Darius III attempted to avert a second major battle through a flurry of diplomatic activity. Whatever he promised the Conqueror and demanded in return, it was not sufficient to bring an end to ... More


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